Stay in the heart of Edinburgh Excellent location – show map

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Located in central Edinburgh, the High Street Hostel offers free WiFi in all areas. Dating back to 1564, this historic property is on a small side street, just off the Royal Mile.

The hostel offers single beds in shared dormitory rooms. Each bed has a bedside safe and a locker. The rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities.

Guests have use of a self-catering kitchen, along with a quiet internet lounge. There is also a more vibrant party lounge for dining in and complimentary tea and coffee is available.

The High Street Hostel is only 5 minutes’ stroll from Edinburgh Railway Station. Edinburgh Castle can be reached after a 10-minute walk.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

High Street Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 28, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!


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4 reasons to choose High Street Hostel

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  • The staff speaks English
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Excellent location – show map
Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

What's nearby
  • Museum of Childhood
    0.1 miles
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
    0.1 miles
  • City Art Center
    0.1 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.2 miles
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    0.2 miles
  • St. Giles Cathedral
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar The Larder
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.2 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.3 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.4 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.6 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.1 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.3 miles
Public transit
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley Train Station
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.9 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.3 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.5 miles
How to get to High Street Hostel from Edinburgh Airport
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Amenities of High Street Hostel Great facilities! Review score, 8.2
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Pool table Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Croatian
  • Italian
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules High Street Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

12:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 8 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa High Street Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform the property in advance.

Please note that hen and stag parties are not permitted.

When booking for more than 6 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply. Please contact the property prior to arrival.

Please Note:
NO people under 18 years.
We take a key deposit of £10 at check in.
You need to have a government issued ID with you.

Groups of 5 or more need to contact the hostel directly before booking

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.